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Tom Sarachan

Hi! I'm Tom, a lawyer-turned-game designer. The law and design have more in common than one might think: they both involve melding narrative and mechanics, iterating to refine ideas, making thoughtful decisions on the basis of time-tested guidelines, and knowing when it's appropriate to break with those guidelines to do something unique and spectacular. I bring the lessons from my previous career to all of my design work.

Why are you studying games?
As an attorney I enjoyed exploring the details of systems and institutions. Game design offers the opportunity to build them.